Pursuit and Acceptance

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What is the relationship between the process of theory acceptance and that of theory pursuit?

Many accepted theories were 'in the running' (i.e. pursued) for a time before they became accepted. What is the relationship between the pursuit of a theory and its future acceptance or unacceptance. If there is a correlation between the pursuit of a theory and its future acceptance or unacceptance, what is the nature of this correlation?

This question is to be understood as related to, but distinct from Pursuit as Acceptance, which instead asks whether pursuit, as an epistemic stance, can be reduced to or expressed through acceptance.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2018. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.

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Scientonomy18 January 2018It was acknowledged as an open question by the Scientonomy Seminar 2018.Yes

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Related Topics

This topic is a sub-topic of Epistemic Stances Towards Theories.

Contributors

Paul Patton (18.4%), Hakob Barseghyan (32.0%), Calahan Janik-Jones (26.8%), Maxim Mirkin (22.9%)